Second-half goals from Maximiliano Urruti and Kellyn Acosta helped FC Dallas win their season opener against the LA Galaxy on Saturday afternoon, as the 2016 Supporters' Shield winners picked up a 2-1 victory at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
All the scoring in the match came in the second half. Urruti netted the opener two minutes after the break, but a controversial Giovani dos Santos penalty kick in the 53rd minute leveled the proceedings. Acosta made sure Curt Onalfo's Galaxy coaching debut would not be a memorable one, though, after firing home a strong shot in the 69th minute.
- 47' – DAL – Maximiliano Urruti
- 53' – LA – Giovani dos Santos
- 69' – DAL – Kellyn Acosta
- LA: Sunday, March 12 – vs. Portland Timbers (7 pm ET | FS1 in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
- DAL: Saturday, March 11 – vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS LIVE)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 1, FC Dallas 2
Saturday, March 4, 2017
2017 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
DAL – Maximiliano Urruti 47’
LA – Giovani dos Santos 53’ (PK)
DAL – Kellyn Acosta 69’ (Assisted by Roland Lamah)
LA – Jermaine Jones 17’ (caution)
LA – João Pedro 41’ (caution)
DAL – Maynor Figueroa 83’ (caution)
DAL – Matt Hedges 85’ (caution)
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Rafael Garcia (Emmanuel Boateng 71’), Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Dave Romney; Sebastian Lletget, Jermaine Jones, João Pedro, Romain Alessandrini (Ariel Lassiter 86’); Giovani dos Santos, Jack McBean (Jose Villarreal 78’)
Substitutions not used: Clement Diop, Nathan Smith, Baggio Husidic, Jaime Villarreal
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 0.
FC Dallas: Chris Seitz; Maynor Figueroa, Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges ©, Hernán Grana; Carlos Gruezo, Michael Barrios (Atiba Harris 68’), Roland Lamah, Kellyn Acosta; Maximiliano Urriti (Tesho Akindele 79’), Cristian Colmán (Carlos Cermeño 68’)
Substitutions not used: Jesse Gonzalez, Javier Morales, Jacori Hayes, Aaron Guillen
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Mike Rottersman (bench side), Craig Lowry (far side)
Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal